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Athens gang members arrested for allegedly shooting at police Gang Unit officer



By Joe Johnson

Three purported members of a local street gang were recently arrested in connection with gunshots being fired at police gang officer.

The incident occurred early the morning of Sept. 3, according to Athens-Clarke police, when unmarked police car occupied by a supervisor in ACCPD’s Gang Unit came under fire from someone in another vehicle while on North Lumpkin Street near Bethel Midtown Village.

The police car was not struck by any of the several bullets that were fired, and police said they believed that the gunman had tried to shoot another car that was being driven nearby, and which was never identified.

“There is nothing to indicate that the suspects were purposefully targeting law enforcement,” said Lt. Jody Thompson, public information officer for the police department.

An investigation identified three suspects, all of whom police have identified as members of EBK (Everybody Killa), a local subset of United Bloods Nation.

They are: Jamayas Lamont Allen, 17, of Winterville Road; and Jordan Xavier Gresham, 19, of Kenwood Drive.

Jamayas Lamont Allen
Jordan Xavier Gresham
Amir Tyrek Mangham

Police said the suspects were subsequently arrested on warrants charging them with aggravated assault and other offenses.

Allen was arrested during the traffic stop of a car in which police said a tan Glock 19 semiautomatic pistol was located under Allen’s seat. The gun reportedly was loaded with a magazine of ammo and had in its chamber a hollow point bullet, which is more lethal than average bullets because they expand upon impact with targets. He was additionally charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Gresham faces the additional charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, firearm during the commission of a felony, and probation violation related to convictions on firearm, drug, theft and obstruction charges.

All three suspect on Tuesday remained detained at the county jail without bail set for their release.

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I just noticed that a policeman officer was somewhat nearly caught in the crossfire of this act of gangstering. I hope the officer is fine and wish well sleeps.

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Psychopathic animals.

Prison is just the next phase of their government funded existance.


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The one that is only 17 will not be prosecuted because we wouldn’t want the poor lad, to miss a day of school, which I’m sure he attends school regularly!

As for Bethel Midtown Village??!! The only remedy for that hole is to bulldoze it into the ground and don’t leave two bricks standing together

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I hope that the next one they build for the people that live there will also be built with a 20 foot concrete wall around it and guard towers with armed guards up there. Keep the animals penned in.

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Samson Tiger
Samson Tiger
Sep 27, 2023

Maybe if Judge Stephens talks harshly to them they will quit.

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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
Sep 27, 2023

Whatever happened to 'attempted murder' charges? That's what this was? These idiots were shooting to kill, not to scare. Under the jail!

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There isn‘t a such thing as attempted murder in Georgia. Maybe criminal attempt to commit murder, but more likely Aggravated Assault or Aggravated Battery

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